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Ayinger Ur-Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

905 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 905
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 47
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002)
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Photo of wordemupg
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into Weisse glass 7/1/12

A murky brownish orange liquid completely saturated with big bubbles, large off white head has decent retention and a few random patches of lace

S a little fruity with some honey wheat bread to go with the usual suspects of bruised banana, clove and a little chewing gum

T a little more spice and just a hint of booze I couldn't smell, just a little toffee and everything else I could smell

M enters silky then gets a little foamy from the bubbles, medium bodied with a grainy aftertaste

O pretty solid beer for a good price, I was expecting something darker but this did just fine for me

not the best I've had from Ayinger but that still puts it above most German beers I've tried. pick one up if you see it along with anything else these guys make

wordemupg, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev -2%

Stoffel, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of CNOTEKC
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

CNOTEKC, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

cdwil, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a yardstick glass. Merry f'n Christmas!

A: Due to the way I poured it into the said glass (read: as aggressively as possible), it came out with one of the biggest damn heads I've ever seen. Forget measuring it in fingers, this thing would have had to been measured in FEET. And it was beautiful to boot. Frustratingly, the head retention is excellent. The body itself is a very cloudy, murky dark copper color that looks vibrant.

S: Apple, banana, cloves, and that trademark "bubblegum" smell dominate the nose. Smells a bit tangy, as well. Nice!

T: Very refreshing stuff. The typical wheat beer esters are there in full force (bubblegum, banana, cloves), but it also has a tangy apple quality that mixes beautifully with the other flavors. I have to say that I slightly prefer the flavor profile of a hefeweizen, but I can really taste the top-notch quality in this.

M: Nice smoothness, with refreshing carbonation. The feel of the beer doesn't stand out, but holy shit, is it easy drinking.

O: Like I said, if given a choice between a hefe and a dunkel, I'll probably take a hefe. But this is nonetheless an excellent beer. If you've never had the style before, this is a great place to start.

ThisWangsChung, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of TownDunkel
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger, never had heard of it but I figured a with a bavarian dunkel you cant go wrong for Christmas Eve.

Appearance - a murky orange brown. Not that is looks unfiltered but it has a nice opaqe quality to it.

Smell - The smell first told me I had got a quality beer. Hoppy, yeasty, crisp, and faint green apple tones.

Taste - Perfection! Just what a dunkel should be. Crips, fresh, good hop flavor and also the crisp apples come back. Perfect aftertaste that doesn't linger too long.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is right on for this beer. Not overpowering or leaving me wanting. Just cant beat it.

Overall - 4.5 One of the best dunkels (or beers) I have had thus far. I will buy this one again and through the year

TownDunkel, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

jak, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of JMWEB2
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy golden body, two finger head slowly leaves a thin white head, very nice.

S: Wheaty, fruit smell, think its banana. Also getting some malt, and clove.

T: There is a yeast character in the taste, there is a bready sweetness and a dry finsh. Tasted a little banana and some spice. Very tasty Dunkel.

M: Lighter body than I expected finish is clean and refeshing. Very drinkable.

O: I enjoyed this brew, Ayinger is one of my favorites.

JMWEB2, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

kaunshelly, Dec 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Vylo, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of falloutsnow
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Hyvee in West Omaha, NE.
No clear freshness date on bottle.
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

Pours a tall, off-white, meringue-like head, fluffy and cloud-esque. Head fades down over time to a 1cm cap atop the body and leaves spotty lacing, but nothing amazing. Body is an opaque dark-orange-brown with plenty of yeast sediment; when held up to a light, the beer is burnt orange with yellow highlights. Gazing into the beer, one notes fairly active carbonation streams that support the lingering ring of foam.

Aroma is strongly of esters: ripe bananas and apple cider. Secondary aromas include toasted bread, yeast, and mild phenols.

Taste opens with some wheat malt sweetness tempered closely by sharp phenols (clove and allspice) and esters (fruity, particularly banana and apple). The phenols and esters continue into mid-taste, with bubblegum and yeast appearing as well. Flavors fade out on a banana note, with lingering cloves as well.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with some tingling carbonation at first, which quickly decreases as this passes along the tongue. Mouthfeel ends up being first tingly, then smooth and creamy (exciting, expressive, then calmly satisfying). Finish is quite dry.

Ayinger's version of the dunkelweizen is classic, true to expectations, but also unique enough to draw its own interest. Like a more aggressive version of their hefeweizen. The flavors are powerful and stand out; the aromas do as well, if slightly more muted. This is a high quality dunkel, and should be alongside Weihenstephaner.

falloutsnow, Dec 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Popp24, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

eddiechilton, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

benbou17, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

SRossman, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

PhatAtUT, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

logicalparadox, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

akinsja, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

LostHighway, Nov 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.